United Way Bay Area

What we do

With a strong 94-year history in the Bay Area, we are leading the community to overcome barriers to economic opportunities. We bring together individuals, organizations and entire sectors on research-based work to create big and lasting impact on our community’s most pressing issues, with a focus on coming together for good to end poverty.

United Way Bay Area (UWBA) creates big and lasting impact through two main efforts:

  • With workplace campaigns and other fundraising efforts, we empower change-making organizations to strengthen the entire Bay Area.
  • With an expertise in poverty, we run and partner with programs that work to end the cycle of poverty so that all residents have the opportunity to prosper and thrive.

We take an innovative, holistic approach to ending the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area through advocacy and programs that support all ages—providing free access to family support, financial stability, job opportunities and basic needs.